5 All Natural Bath & Body Recipes You Can Make Right At Home
Why buy it when you can make it yourself? Let’s have some fun and make some natural stuff!
BY: CIERRA MAZZOLA
PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 28, 2019 UPDATED: APRIL 1, 2019
Let’s get natural!
Want to feel more in touch with natural goodness and use it to enhance your health or appearance?
This post simply serves as a guide to anyone looking to make more natural personal bath and body products at home. Please note, I’m not a doctor and this article should not be taken as medical advice in place of a medical professional. If you have serious problem, please don’t hesitate to contact a certified doctor promptly. Your health is important and should never, ever, be ignored. Read on to learn the five natural health and beauty items you can concoct right in your very own home…
Nourishing hair oil. Hair is a somewhat surprising important factor in not only health, but personal expression and happiness. Nourishing your hair with natural oils not only smells amazing, but it encourages growth and strength from root to tip. Recipe: 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 6 drops sage oil, 3 drops cedar wood, and several drops of an oil you like the smell of (such as: rose, jasmine). Leave in for at least an hour then shower, wash and rinse well.
All natural toothpaste. There’s so many awesome toothpaste options out there today…but there’s also really awesome recipes for making your very own at home. Save money while using your own ingredients to care for your pearly whites. Recipe: 2/3 cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of fine sea salt, 1/2 a teaspoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of food grade clay, 3 drops peppermint or spearmint oil for taste and 3 drops of purified/filtered water. Mix well and store in a air-tight container. Leave in a cool and dry place for later use during brushing.
Healing skin salve. Salves and healing oils have been used by many cultures for thousands of years. This is my own personal recipe I use for my cuts and bruises. Recipe: 2 tablespoons of Shea butter, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 8 drops passion fruit essential oil, 6 drops lavender oil, and 3 drops of thyme oil. Mix well, pour mixture into an air tight container then place in the freezer for about an hour or until fully solidified. Remove from the cool temperature and enjoy once salve acclimates to room temperature.
Growing eyelash and brow oil. Who doesn’t want a little spring in their eye bling? Lashes and brows are the frame around the windows to the soul. Paint those frames with a beautiful “paint” that will keep them long and strong. Recipe: 2 tablespoons of Shea butter, 3 tablespoons of castor oil, and 3 drops of lavender oil. Mix very well, pour mixture into an air tight container then place in the freezer for about an hour or until fully solidified. Remove from the cool temperature and enjoy once salve acclimates to room temperature.
Thick organic hair mask. Looking for a thick leave in conditioner with a little extra “Oomph” ? Try this - Recipe: 3 tablespoons of natural conditioner (whatever you have is fine), 3 tablespoons of Shea butter, 5 teaspoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 8 drops of peppermint essential oil, 5 drops lavender oil. Mix well, pour mixture into an air tight container then place in the freezer for about an hour or until fully solidified. Remove from the cool temperature and enjoy once mask has acclimated to the room temperature.
These simple recipes are just a handful of my personal favorites, there’s SO many more I’d love to share. However, please keep in mind: different strokes for different folks. You may find certain ingredients aren’t for you and alternatives may personally work better. This post simply serves as a general guide, not a bible.
Common questions humans ask - “What is the meaning of life?” or ”Why am I here?”…The Answer - We’re here because life is possible, here. Different variables on this planet are literally just right to sustain the many life forms that call Earth home. Real talk…from horses, horseflies, humans and all in between - we all have nature to thank for our existence. Not to mention, we have nature to thank for the sustenance sustaining our bodies from the wheat, fresh fruits, barely and everything else that grows. Earth was here long before us, yet it is threatened my it’s own many children’s’ actions and very existence. This one’s painfully obvious, but nonetheless true. However…lest we forget: No Earth, No Us.
From massive over-population of our species and pollution, the issues ever growing here on Earth. It’s sometimes hard to envision an Earth without all this turmoil, but then again, I’m a dreamer and I’ll never stop believing in a better world. Even when I return home to my old New York streets…complete with fruit, fish and coagulated liquids splattered in the streets fill the air and swell my senses. I cross the street to 12 Corners and get a coffee (cause anytime is a good time for a hot cup of in my book). After, I sit on the steps in front of the building and absorb the world around me. The song “What a wonderful world” by Louis Armstrong comes to mind as I ponder how humanity and our place in this world.